MIL-OSI Translation: Comment on the action program for insect protection: Joint solutions must become mandatory – permanent elimination of pesticides before 2024

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Source: Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland BUND-Chairman Olaf Bandt (Simone Neumann) “Every kilo of pesticide saved, every pesticide-free square kilometer of land and every saved light source are positive for insects and nature. The final exit from glyphosate agriculture also points in the right direction. With the Insect Protection Act and the amendment to the Ordinance on the Use of Plant Protection Products, the coalition is trying to implement its long-term insect protection promises in the last few meters before the federal election in autumn. It was a tough struggle in the face of the dramatic insect deaths. For years, the Ministry of the Environment had to push the agriculture department, and it is right that cooperative solutions are now being sought in certain protected areas in which farmers are rewarded for insect protection. However, such approaches must lead to a permanent abandonment of the use of pesticides by 2024. Such an approach would be trend-setting for the environmentally friendly change in agriculture as a whole. Sufficient funds must therefore be made available here. It is very regrettable that the Federal Minister of Agriculture Klöckner has always refused to discuss such solutions with agriculture and environmental associations in recent years. ”More informationTo overview

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